Helping clients with their welfare benefits
Charlie Callanan Freelance writer, Welfare rights adviser
Clients may need help when claiming welfare benefits. Charlie Callanan provides an overview of the system and tips on where to get additional information
Although people with learning disabilities may be entitled to a number of welfare benefits depending on their employment situation and their personal wealth, they often miss out on their entitlements because the benefits system is difficult for people with such problems to negotiate. This article describes how the system works and provides information to help staff ensure that clients get all the benefits they are supposed to.
Learning Disability Practice. 12, 10,14-18. doi: 10.7748/ldp2009.12.12.10.14.c7421